Bloemena, E.

+31 20 44 44014
acta ( mondgezondh )
Professor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)


  • Oral cancer
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Head and neck pathology

Professional interests

  • Molecular markers in oral carcinogenesis
  • Oral precursor lesions
  • Molecular biology of salivary gland tumors

Professional employment history

2003 - presentProfessor of Oral Pathology, Academic Center of Dentistry Amsterdam
1996 - presentStaff member (pathologist), Dept of Pathology, VU University medical centre, Amsterdam
1990-1992Post doc fellow, Dept of Pathology, VU University medical centre, Amsterdam
1989-1990Post doc fellow, Dept of Immunology  Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam
1989PhD in Medicine. Thesis: Immunosuppressive mechanisms of prednisolone and cyclosporin A
1985-1989Research fellow, Dept of Clinical Immunobiology, Central Laboratory of the Dutch Blood Transfusion Service, Amsterdam
1983-1985Assistant research fellow, Dept Tumorbiology, National Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
1980Doctoraal examen Geneeskunde

Selected scientific publications

Braakhuis BJ, Bloemena E, Leemans CR, Brakenhoff RH.
Molecular analysis of surgical margins in head and neck cancer: More than a marginal issue. Oral Oncol. 2010 Feb 25.
Vékony H, Röser K, Löning T, Ylstra B, van Wieringen W, van de Wiel M, Kok K, Leemans CR, van der Waal I, Bloemena E.
Copy number gain at 8q12.1-q22.1 is associated with a malignant tumor phenotype in salivary gland myoepitheliomas. Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, 2009;48:202-212.
Schaaij-Visser TB, Graveland AP, Gauci S, Braakhuis BJ, Buijze M, Heck AJ, Kuik DJ, Bloemena E, Leemans CR, Slijper M, Brakenhoff RH.
Differential Proteomics Identifies Protein Biomarkers That Predict Local Relapse of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 15: 7666-75.
Graveland AP, de Maaker M, Braakhuis BJ, de Bree R, Eerenstein SE, Bloemena E, Leemans CR, Brakenhoff RH.
Molecular detection of minimal residual cancer in surgical margins of head and neck cancer patients. Cell Oncol. 2009;31:317-328.
Vékony H, Ylstra B, Wilting SM, Meijer GA, van de Wiel MA, Leemans CR, van der Waal I, Bloemena E. 
DNA copy number gains at loci of growth factors and their receptors in salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2007;13:3133-9.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)

Ancillary activities

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Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 12 juni 2019